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on. >> default, get it over with. >> we came up celebrating great britain. but next, a new book at how britain played a crucial role in the american civil war. stay with us. we'll have that with more "morning joe." ♪♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ >>> 40 past the hour. welcome back to "morning joe." joining us, award-winning historian and internationally best-selling author, amanda foreman. she's out now with a new book, "a world on fire." britain's crucial role in the american civil war. i love the back story. what a woman. today's woman. it took her ten years to write this book? >> ten years. she had five kids along the way. >> that's busy. >> that's impressive. >> to say the least. >> got in the book a tad bit. >> tell us about the book that has an amazing cast of characters. >> 197 characters, mostly men. system of the women are so great that they stand out. my favorite is th
alleged link to the hacking scandal in britain. i'm charlie d'agata in london. we'll have the details coming up. >>> the space shuttle "atlantis" comes back to earth and the shuttle program ends in about 18 hours. all signs point to a landing just before 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. the crew deployed one more satellite today. the 180th deployment in the shuttle's history. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch flew back to the united states today after facing intense questioning from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. today, the prime minister called an emergency session of parliament to tackle that controversy engulfing britain. charlie d'agata tells us that he emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal has dragged british prime minister david cameron into the fray and into a fight in the house of commons. >> the greatest responsibility i have is to clear up this mess. >> reporter: he's in the mess! his former communications chief andy colson was editor of the news of the world when journalists hacked in the voice mails of
and britain decide that this is really shameful. we don't have any institutions to build defenses. we don't have any institutions to plan and run an operation. never again. so they met on the island. they came off with an agreement. when the european union was set up there always was a security pillar. it had been put aside so that they could focus on trees that affected finance and capital market and movement of people and bringing the continent closer together. but they decided to fire up the security pillar. they set up -- nato is run, by the way, by a board of directors , the north atlantic council. military committee, and then you have various other committees, but those are the key structures that run nato. and so the europeans set up a military committee, military staff. they set up a satellite center in brussels. all the sudden focus woke up in washington and said, hey, what are these europeans doing? of the going to take away what nato is doing? there are to be duplication? the u.s. with a uk set up some ground rules. no, this is all okay, but you can set up a permanent headquart
in arizona. hello. caller: i can see this going on in great britain, i guess the police are involved. but then they are doing it for us in the same manner. scanning e-mails, looking for certain words and what ever. i do not see any difference. i mean, they are exchanging information, but the fact that the government is concerned in one place and not the other is somewhat humorous or dreadful, depending on your point of view. host: thank you for calling the idea this morning. a bit more from the can paulson editorial this morning. every news organization host: next call on the british phone hacking scandal and its impact comes from denver. hello. caller: i'd think it has been going on for a long time in america. the sponsors, rep john de gaulle, michigan, and republicans worked together with the chamber of commerce to defeat it in 1997. him and reagan had health plans to take $1,900,000 in total compensation and resigned. his three underlings took almost 1100 million dollars. host: tie this into what we are talking about. caller: i think that this is going on for a long time. where do
newspaper accused of widespread phone hacking as its former editor who became a spokesman for britain's prime minister is arrested, "early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you from the kennedy space center, i'm erica hill. you're looking at a live picture there of launch pad 39a and of course the shuttle atlanta as we prepare to watch and countdown to the final mission for nasa's shuttle program. good to have you with us. chris wragge is in new york. good morning my friend. >> good morning. the shot looks great. we need a little cooperation from mother nature, right? that's if. the only thing holding us back this morning. >> that's exactly what we need, a lot of fingers crossed. from nasa's point of view otherwise everything is ready for this morning's scheduled launch. as chris mentioned we're not sure whether or not mother nature will cooperate. bob orr has the latest on the planned launch. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. "atlantis" is all systems green there but the weather forecast frankly is very bleak a
. >> reporter: it was a wild day in britain's emergency session of parliament today. the focus shifted from rupert murdoch to britain's prime minister, david cameron. but the prime minister's case is about poor judgment and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of "news of the world" andy callson as his communications chief even though he may have known about the phone hacking. >> i have said very clearly that if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the "news of the world" he would not only have lied to me, but to the police, to a select committee, to the press complaints commission and perjuried himself in a court of law. >> reporter: cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway, and was forced to resign and arrested last week. he said in parliament that cameron was guilty of a gross error in judgment. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: cameron said if he had to do it over he w
that country and keep britain and britain safe from another 9/11 or 7/7. thousands more including many civilians have risked their lives and hundreds have been injured fighting for the security of our nation. they were called to an international coalition involving 48 countries with a specific you and mandate working at the invitation of a democratically elected government. though there have been many difficult times we should be clear about what has been achieved. in 2009 my predecessor, the prime minister told this house that some three quarters of this serious terrorist plots against britain linked afghanistan and pakistan. we must always be on guard. i am advised this figure is significantly reduced. international forces have been bearing down on al qaeda and the taliban in pakistan and afghanistan. osama bin laden has been killed and al qaeda is significantly weakened. in afghanistan british and international forces have driven al qaeda from its bases and while it is too early to tell for certain initial evidence suggests we halted the momentum of the taliban insurgency in its hea
to us about one of britain's infamous tabloids, it is going to be publishing its last edition on sunday. james murdoch, son of rupert murdoch, admitted to making mistakes. the paper, which came under fire, "news of the world" when phone messages of a missing 13-year-old girl were hacked and the girl was found dead months later. apparently they had hacked into the phone and also deleted messages and that gave the family hope that this young girl was still alive. the story has britain seething, wondering how this could happen. britain's prime minister even got involved, launching an investigation. but again, the big news coming that the "news of the world" to close and its last edition coming this week. we'll be following more on that story right here on msnbc. back with more right after this. s to stay ahead of her class. morning starts with arthritis pain... that's two pills before the first bell. [ bell rings ] it's time for recess... and more pills. afternoon art starts and so does her knee pain, that's two more pills. almost done, but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve because i
returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts received their final recall. -- the final of awake-up call. >> ♪ god bless america ♪ space shuttle endeavour kennedy space center at 5:56 this morning and you can watch it on abc 7 live. >>> president obama is trying to get republicans and democrats to rally round the compromise plan to reduce the nation's debt. he held separate meetings with republican and democratic leaders. he says he will accept a short- term increase in the debt ceiling. congress is trying to pass a broader plan. lawmakers have until august 2 or the u.s. could begin default on its debt. >>> cast is no longer king as more shoppers pay with plastic. >> investors are looking at shares of intel in today's trading. here's linda bell from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good to see you. let's begin with stock-index futures. little changed right now. intel says corporate purchases of personal computers and servers as well as sales to consumers in developing countries are outweighing slower sales of laptops in the u.s. and
getting over. so the war is over and france and britain decide that this is shameful. we don't have many institutions to build or plan and run in the operation. never again. they met to on an island in france and came up with an agreement with the european union was set up there was a security pillar but the was put aside to focus on treaties with the capital markets and movement of people and bringing the continent closer together. nato is run by the border directors and a military committee then various other committees but those are the key structures so the europeans said it up a military committee and a satellite center and all of a sudden the folks say what are these europeans doing? will they take away what nato is doing? will there be duplication? si u.s. at our direction also the u.k. setup ground rules to say this is okay but you cannot set up a permanent headquarters. a few launched a campaign you need to use said that the commander and they came to an agreement to work those out. that only lasted for one campaign. over the last 10 years europeans have spent 27 deployments fro
2 to 10 years old. >>> now to the phone hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal compelses of reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in bri
, and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. >> britain's phone hacking scandal reached prime minister cameron's office today. police arrested his one-time communications director, former "news of the world" editor, andy colson. allegations that the paper hacked the phones of celebrities and politicians cost colson his job at the "news of the world" back in 2007. he quit cameron's government in january as the scandal grew. the prime minister took responsibility for hiring colson, and called for government investigation into the paper's conduct. >> this is a wake-up call. over the decades, on the watch of both labor leaders and conservative leaders, politicians and the press have spent time courting support, not confront the problems. it's on my watch that the music has stopped. >> "news of the world" will fold after sunday's edition. the tabloid part of rupert murdoch's media empire which includes the waun"wall street journal," "new york post" and fox news. >> seven people and the gunman dead, grand rapids police say roderic dantzler opened fire at two different homes. dantzler's daugh
and britain's phone hacking scandal. that scandal of course targeted the murder victims, terrorism victims and grieving families of troops killed at war. live report from london after the break. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. >> police today arrested a former editor of "news of the world," that's the british tabloid accused of hacking into people's voice mail accounts and bribing police. the newspaper is owned by media magnate rupert murdoch who owns fox news and "wall street journal." senior international correspondent, dan rivers, joins me live from london. the former editor we're talking about is not just a former editor, also a former aide to the british prime minister. >> reporter: yeah, it's difficult to imagine this getting more serious and bigger in terms of the tentacles that seems to go into politics, journalism, into commerce as well as significant kind of economic aspects to this story because advertisers are pulling out from advertis
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% were unsure. 16% guessed another year. 76% correctly said we declared independence from britain but 19% were unsure and 5% said another country. very sad stuff. marysol castro is here with our first check of the weather. come on america, get your act together. >> it goes to show you the youngsters with their history knowledge could clean our clocks when it comes to history. good morning, everyone. planning any fourth of july activities in the northern plains, plan to do it in the morning hours. a line of severe storms is coming in, in the afternoon hours. expect to bring rain, hail, we could not rule out of atwister or tornado and wind. combination of dry air coming in out of the north and moisture out of the gulf coast. keep an eye on that for today. desert southwest, temperatures well above average in tucson. we could see a pop-up shower, precipitation nominal but at >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. erica, good morning. >> good morning to you. >>> going to get you latest on prince william and kathryn's north american tour. they are now on prince edward's island. amanda
rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james mur dochl doch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to giving phone hacking victims huge payouts. over $1 million each back in 2008 to buy their silence. we're
murdoch's newspapers in great britain are being called out for allegedly breemping the privacy of everyone, from the former prime minister to the queen of england. murdoch himself along with his son and one of his top editors are being called by the british government to explain themselves. dan rivers, she in london. and, dan, tell us about this. it seems to go all the way at the top of newscorp. i understand we just lost dan. we're going it try to get back to dan as quickly as we can to bring you the very latest. i understand now we have dan. dan, can you hear me? dan? can you hear me? >> reporter: yes, i can hear you fine. >> dan, tell us about how high up this goes? we understand that now murdoch himself is expected to explain this mess to parliament? >> reporter: well, i think that the kind of million dollar question is, you know, how high up does this go? did james murdoch know about all this nefarious practices in news international? he has consistently maintained he knew nothing about it at all be shgs and equally rupert murdoch his father and his boss also says he was completely un
of the world" when the most disgraceful allegations took place. to many in britain she became the face of this scandal, right? >> reporter: yeah, now she has finally gone after days of sort of clinging on to her job by her fingernails with everyone from the prime minister downward saying she should go. finally, this morning, she did resign. that's not the end of the story yet. she and rupert and james murdoch all have to appear before a committee in the building behind me on tuesday and they will be grilled by politicians who want some answers as to who knew what and when. >> dan rivers live out of london, we will follow the fallout, of course, from that resignation. >>> it took one of the fbi's most intense manhunts to finally nail mob boss whitey bulger but even behind bars, what damage can he still do? deborah feyerick looks into that. >> i met whitey between the age of 15 and 16. >> reporter: john shay, nicknamed red, grew up in a tight knit world of south boston's old housing colony projects. a golden glove boxer with a wild streak wanted to be just like whitey bulger and the gang
? >> it may not take long at all if we do the right thing. great britain were in the same place about a year ago. their debt was downgraded, this he had aaa, they lost it. they did the right thing, made some really hard, tough choices and they got the aaa back so you know, this isn't written in stone. we can -- our future is in our own making. we just have to do it. >> mark zandi thank you for making the time. good talking with you. >> thank you. >>> here's erica. >> thanks, as if congress needed any more problems, one of its members is quitting due to a sex scandal. bill whitaker has that story. >> reporter: congress may have trouble agreeing on almost anything but when it comes to one of their own and the subject is sex, they can act with blazing speed. oregon democrat david wu, who has served 13 years in the house, abruptly resigned on tuesday under heavy pressure from fellow democrats. this after allegations from the teenage daughter of a campaign donor allegedly accusing wu of an unwanted sexual encounter. >> the leadership probably figured that there wasn't much downside to getting him
baldwin. busy, busy day in news on this wednesday. >>> rupert murdoch under fire in britain and in the united states. two separate u.s. agencies calling for investigations into rupert murdoch. >>> have you heard this story? an 8-year-old boy kidnapped, murdered, then mutilated. now new york place are scouring a stream of surveillance video for answers. more on that. >>> first, i want to begin with this. let's just plunge right into the debt negotiations at this hour. daily talks at the white house resume in one hour, and by all accounts, they are becoming more tense, more heated, more testy, the closer we get to the deadline. you know the date by now, august 2nd. august 2nd, a potential default of the u.s. treasury if congress will not approve more borrowing. joining me now from the u.s. capitol building is congressman paul brown, republican of georgia. congressman brown, nice to see you. good to have you on. >> it's nice to be with you. i don't believe the august 2nd deadline frankly, and we don't default even if we pass the august 2nd deadline, even if that's when we hit o
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
cop resigned amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the head of the london police department, sir paul stevenson, resigned. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former editor as a media consultant. that editor has also been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we'd have done some things differently, but i'll not lose any sleep over my personal integri integrity. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> today money will be flowing at the white house in the form of the nation's most prominent billionaires. president obama is hosting warren buffett and bill and melinda gates along with other members of the giving pledge. the giving pledge was founded by buffett and the gates family last year. it encourages america's wealthiest citizens to giving more than half their wealth to philanthropic and charitable causes. 69 individuals and their fa
, los angeles >>> this morning on "the early show", britain's phone scandal is a political crisis there and it may spread to this country. >>> and we'll have live reports on the shuttle's final landing. i'm randall pinkston. this is the "cbs morning news." hey, the new guy is loaded with protein! really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein. low fat and five grams of sugars. see? he's a good egg. [ major nutrition ] new ensure high protein. ensure! nutrition in charge! is best absorbed in small continuous amounts. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. >>> good morning and welcome to 9news now. today is thursday, july 21st. i'm andrea roane. >> we're al
civilians. we have news evidence which says that's wrong. good evening is britain's biggest and most important police force merely inexcept or corrupt or possibly both? you can forgive people for wondering. public confidence in the police is said to be rocking after two high-profile resignation. the met police chief admitting he took a free stay at a health spa, a botched initial investigation into phone-hacking and tonight the revelation that a former senior executive at "the news of the world" was working for the met at the same time. how far wan we trust the yard and the people who run it. here is richard watson. >> reporters would meet some of the met's most senior officers in this wine bar a stone's throw from east scotland yard. they were were told on drinking materials. something which made other police officers deeply uncomfortable. but the latest he revelations in this fast who have moving story appear to show relationships went even deeper than this. they will always want to serving police officers for information. iters part of the job some police though it is all about de
to show you their coverage. caller: i appreciate that. it exposes us to what is going on in britain, which i think affects us here. we have rupert murdoch controls news of but -- "news of the world," and he controls "wall street journal." it seems to me since he took over "wall street journal," it has kind of slanted, not doing the reporting that it used to do. the other issue i wanted to bring up and i'm wondering if down the road you can do the programming on it, i read that eric cantor in his investment portfolio is betting against the dollar. i don't understand, if you could do research and have somebody do a program about that. if the second highest ranking person in the house, how could you be betting against the dollar in your investment portfolio? i know his wife works for bank of america. but this is crazy. if you guys can look into that and maybe do a program -- and on the 14th amendment, and maybe invite someone to explain to us how the 14th amendment and the 11th amendment, so we can -- mostly i get my information from c-span and if you guys could go back to giving us informati
. >>> to the phone hacking and bribery scandal ripping great britain. david cameron in the hot seat right now and british lawmakers are questioning him about hiring a former editor of rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. they questioned murdoch himself yesterday. on this side of the atlantic, attorney general eric holder says he would welcome a meeting with families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their phones may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims and whether any laws may be broken. >>> all systems are go for the space shuttle atlantis's final landing. the astronauts tested the flight systems and everything checked out perfectly. scheduled the land at 5:56 a.m. tomorrow morning. the forecast is looking great. >>> 75 degrees outside. >> more than 20 states in the grip of a heat wave. temperatures in our area are still climbing. >> we will have another check [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of thr
scandal in britain, david cameron will be in the hot seat today. british lawmakers will question the prime minister about hiring the former editor of the news of the world tabloid to be its communications chief. lawmakers questioned rupert murdoch yesterday. >>> attorney general eric holder says that he would welcome a meeting with families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their funds may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims and whether any laws make an unbroken. >>> all systems are go for the space shuttle atlantis' final landing. the astronauts tested the flight systems and everything checked out perfectly. atlantis is scheduled to land at the kennedy space center at 5:56 tomorrow morning. nasa says the forecast is looking great so far. that's different from when it took off. >> fortunately, they got caught off in time. our temperatures today 94 degrees already. 5:36 is the time. >> are your favorite restaurant tipping the scales when it comes to calories? who wins this year's winseating award. >> sizzling temperatures in our area stil
accused of illegally invading the privacy of britain's former prime minister as this hacking scandal widens. we're live from london ahead. >> i'm ali velshi. much of the country literally feeling the heat and relief from the summer scotcher may be days away on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. thanks so much for being with us on this "american morning." it's tuesday, july 12th. christine has the morning off. >> we've got a lot of news this morning, including some breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. we begin there where afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was found shot to death at his home. ahmed wali karzai was the provenÇal council chief of kandahar. he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government said a guard killed karzai. the taliban says -- >> we've seen the worst so far. excessive heat warnings and advisories posted in 23 states. the heat in many areas could reach 115 degrees. the heat wave is being blamed for one death in madison county, illinois. in oklahoma i
scandal in britain. grant says some years ago he was hacked as a hollywood celebrity. he then went out and hacked the hacker and learned all sorts of investigations about just how bad things are. british tabloid newspapers. when i meant grant this afternoon, hugh grant was very clear that he said he had no confidence in the newspaper a's investigation and little confidence in police and what is a full inquire in britain. >> what we need is a big public inquiry into all of the methods and the culture of tabloid press in this country. that's one thing. and people can vote very much with their wallets. they don't have to buy these praps, especially the news of the world. advertisers have to look themselves hard in the mirror and say do we want to advertise in papers like "news of the world." >> reporter: what is interesting hugh grant admits to his own arrest. he says, look. he may not be the best person to be putting forward these arguments and he is fully expecting, kyra, the tabloids to turn their force and attention on them but he says somebody has to speak up and he has now become th
at a growing scandal in britain surrounding tabloid journalists accused of hacking into cell phones. stay with us. we'll be right back. 8:09now.        [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable, and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. want to save even more? call now and we'll add over 60 premium channels, including showtime, starz, epix, and more for 12 months. fios is a 100% fiber optic network. it delivers superior picture quality, the best channel lineup, more hd, plus america's fastest, most consistent and reliable internet. and there's no annual contract required. why keep paying for cable? move up to the best. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year, plus over 60 premium channels for 12 months. don't wait. call 1.877.729.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities that's 1.877.729.3467. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. or for other great fios offers, visit us online. get the network that delive
that led to investigations in both britain and the united states as well as resignation of two of the company's executives. sky news reporter jane do you gole has more on this developing story from london. >> the murdoch empire is not popular. roux part murdoch -- roux port murdoch -- they have been centering around members of parliament or celebrities. it was discovered that a 13-year-old murder victim called millie had her phone hacked into in 2002 while she was missing. rupert murdoch came into britain last week and met with her parents yesterday where we're told he apologized to them face-to-face. the parents were furious at what happened. they had been calling for rebecca brooks, who was the editor of the newspaper who allegedly hacked in, calling for her to resign. she didn't at the time. only 11 days later that she resigned. the reason that the parents were so angry is that while their child was missing, they had been calling and calling her mobile phone, leaving message, begging her to get in contact with them. that filled up her voice mail. whenever anyone calls, it sa
was britain. just in case we wanted to freshen up on this. >> 0 for 2. >> i sort of feel like these 1,003 adults who got this wrong, 26% were not sure, 58% of the residents asked did know the answer. when you hear about these classes get is canceled. now there's only p.e. and lunch when you go to high school. >> one said china is the country we got independence from. let's move on to this. concordia university prove who says that our behavior as a consumer can be traced back to darwin. we have this very consuming instinct when it comes to burgers and clothing and buying and purchasing all sorts of things. i say burger because i think that leads us into our next story. >> not everyone consumes burgers. i'm not a meat eater which is why you gave me this story. 777-pound burger. look at this right here. 600 pounds of meat, 400 pounds, they did shatter the record, however they were not able to eat it because it failed to reach its target core temperature. >> you need a world record sized antacid after eating that burger. antacid after eating that burger. i said hold the cheese! hi, my nb
agents arrested 14 people in nine states as well as dc britain and netherlands accused of hacking major u.s. companies. cyber crimes were allegedly committed in retaliation for companies severing ties to wikileaks. >>> 11 minutes past the hour. we are monitoring metro for you letting you know which station has several esculators out of service. >> having trouble trimming your waistline there may be a reason why your diet is not working straight ahead. >> as we head to break let's look at 395, pentagon looks good main lanes. >> keeping an eye on your favorite summer time songs on facebook. the doobie brothers, taking it to the streets. 7:12 a.m.  >>> welcome back it is 7:15 a.m., is this going to be the hottest day this week today? >> no. >> we have another one to go? >> we have a lot to look forward to. >> yeah, we do. >> i look forward to next week. >> maybe -- maybe by next week we can -- >> is that your headline? >> take a look no relief until next week. >> oh, i guessed good guess then. >> yeah, maybe by next tuesday upper 80s. >> sounds wonderful these days. >>
! >>> 20 minutes past the hour here, and would you believe that britain's new newlyweds were met by protest when they went to quebec city. they were greeted by onarchy protest in one stop in montreal, and expecting the same thing to happen in quebec city. montreal, the couple took a cooking class, and they also spent last night on a canadian naval ship. british media now calling it the love boat. the royal couple scheduled to make their way to california on friday morning. we have a new royal wedding to talk about, though. this is a wedding in tiny monaco. >> absolutely beautiful wedding. let's take a look at this magnificent wedding of prince albert of monaco, who is one of the few monarchs in the world that has executive power, and he lives in the palace and his family has lived in the palace since the 13th century. you are looking at the bride and she's walking along the palace courtyard, and if you notice behind her the flower girls with their interesting straw hats, and then this is the palace that they say was taken over in the 1200's by a monk. for 700 years they have been living in
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broadcasting. investigation into the phone hacking is currently underway in great britain, in the u.s. two democratic senators are calling for investigation into the company's conduct here. >>> a bid to take over the bankrupt bookstore borders has been rejected. they need more information before accepting an offer. borders may be nearing liquidation, going the same as as chains like circuit city and linens 'n things. >>> nfl's great wide receiver michael irvin is cheerleading a different topic. same sex marriage. expressing his support for an issue that has impacted him personally because his brother is gay. he says he's gotten some heat for that photo shoot. >> i get guys even when i step in here. what? >> that's equality for everybody. >> irvin says if a current nfl player were gay, he could only imagine the torture of feeling like he had to keep that a secret. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team is preparing for the world cup final. two second half goals, including another header from abby womba helped secure another win. this is the women's first appearance in the world cup final in more
the world. as for britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they recessed until september 5. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch, by a long shot. >> the long-term effects on news corp. are difficult to see, mistakes were clearly made. it's cost them a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost a lot more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for news corp. but their support, from a biggest outside investor. of he said the company remains, quote, a valuable and long-term investment. as for the glimpse into the murdoch marriage provided by wendi's dramatic leap, a recent and rare interview of the couple on chinese tv revealed more how they met. >> she interpreted for me as we went around china, and who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like that? >> reporter: murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines, but nobody is under any illusion the substance hasn't changed. murdoch's empire is threatened by the british investigation. now back to you. >> that was martin fletcher reporting. and that's news4 at 4:00. news4 at 5:00
sub. slow-cooked pork with bold barbecue sauce. >>> police in great britain say an autopsy did not establish a cause of death for singer amy winehouse. >> the 27-year-old music star died saturday at her home in london. all across the music entertainment industry, there are tributes pouring out for winehouse. george michael called her the most soulful voice the u.k. has ever seen. and adele said she paved the way for singers like her and got people excited about british music again. winehouse had two albums garnering critical and commercial success with her 2006 "back to black." she had been planning a european comeback tour but cancelled after an unsuccessful start in certain i can't last month. today her parents visited with mourners outside her home to see the tributes left by fans. >> we're devastated. but thanks for coming. thanks very much. i hope to see you again soon. >> winehouse is also remembered for her often public struggle with substance abuse. british actor russell brand wrote a lengthy tribute, asking people to change the way they perceive addiction. there will b
rupert murdoch is facing stiff opposition in britain to his bid to take over a satellite broadcasting company. in the wake of the news ever the world phone hacking scandal and former british prime minister gordon brown is acuing two newspapers of -- is accusing two newspapers of obtaining personal information about his family. the sun learned his child has cystic fibrosis, information he claims they could never have obtained legally. meanwhile, a parliament panel grilled a senior london police officer on why he did not investigate phone hacking allegations at the news of the world years earlier. >> i had no idea. i had no idea. as far as i am concerned from july 2009, this affected two people. this affected a rogue reporter. that is what we honestly believe to be the case. >> rupert murdoch, chairman of news corps is in the process of trying to take full control of british sky broadcasting but the british government is calling for murdoch to shelf his efforts until the investigation is complete. news corps is the parent company of fox 5. >>> also m
sky television in britain which is controlled by news corp, so those two entities are very important to have the image of impartiality and so far they've done well on that. >> rupert murdoch has given one exclusive international at this point to his own paper "wall street journal." does he need to expand that, does he need to go to someone that's seen as a more impartial paper to tell his story to get this out of the way for him in. >> you're almost asking me to be a crisis consultant and mon what rupert murdoch needs to do but clearly giving an international to "wall street journal" is the safest thing he could do at this point and i don't think people took it as seriously as they might have say if he had gone to "new york times" or "the guardian" which has done excellent coverage in britain. >> he goes to british parliament on tuesday. will he be contrite? what tone will he set? >> yes, this is his contrition tour so he will be contrite, responsive as possible, given his legal exposure, and it will be a whole new rupert murdoch, one that we haven't seen ever, because he's trying to
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